Latest Updates

Latest updates

This page was last updated: July 7

The health and well-being of our Bobcat family is our No. 1 priority. Following are the latest COVID-19 updates:

Steps for a healthy and safe return - Guided by our university’s COVID task force and fall planning group, state and CDC guidelines, and the expertise of local and national public health officials, we have outlined nine key components that will guide students’ safe return to campus this fall. Read more in the full communication

Fall 2020 academic calendar – We are planning in-classroom instruction and an on-campus residential experience this fall, and will be implementing slight modifications to our academic calendar for the Fall 2020 semester using parallel delivery of both in-classroom and online classes. Read more in our full announcement

Faculty and staff return to campuses - Employees were provided a comprehensive toolkit on the safe return to work, including important health tips and protocols, and frequently asked questions. View the full toolkit

Move-out process for students with belongings on campus – Students are able to return to campus to retrieve their belongings between May 22 – June 5, according to a schedule created to ensure compliance with social distancing recommendations. Read more in our full announcement

Planning for the fall and beyond – Our strong preference is to return to in-classroom instruction and on-campus activities this fall, and we have established several planning groups to guide our efforts recognizing that many uncertainties remain. Read more in our full announcement

Housing and dining credits – Recognizing that our residence halls have been closed since March 15, students will receive credits for housing and dining based on housing type and the selected dining plan. Read more in our full announcement

Commencement – We intend to hold an in-person Commencement at a future date. However, because of the coronavirus and uncertainty it has introduced, we are postponing our originally scheduled May dates for Commencement 2020. Read more in our full announcement

Online support center
If you have any urgent questions remaining, please send an email to COVID19SupportCenter@qu.edu and a representative of our university will personally respond.

Student Care Fund

Student Care Fund

Quinnipiac is committed to providing support to our students who are facing unexpected financial hardship. The university is collecting money for students struggling with unexpected expenses — including housing, food, resources for remote learning, storage, medical, travel, and loss of income from their on- or off-campus jobs or work-study positions. 

The application process for the Student Care Fund is now closed. Please know, our philanthropic efforts to support student need continues to be a priority for us and we are committed to helping our students as best we can.

Financial aid
For questions regarding your financial aid, please contact us:

Support services
If you need support services, please contact us:

Video Message from President Olian

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Bobcats in our communities

Supporting our local communities, our neighbors and one another has never been more important than now.

President Judy Olian shares some of the many inspiring and thoughtful ways she has seen our Bobcat family step up in moving ways around the world. 

How to Best Protect Yourself

How to best protect yourself

Please remember that the best protection is self-protection and self-monitoring, especially in this flu season. We have an obligation to stay away from others if we are ill, or suspect we are ill. Health officials recommend the following measures to minimize your risk of contracting any virus:

  • Take care of yourself: Get plenty of sleep, good nutrition, stress-relief and exercise – a healthy body is the best defense against illness.
  • Wash your hands: Wash your hands with soap frequently and completely, for at least 20 seconds, and especially after sneezing, shaking hands/bodily contact with another individual, and before eating.
  • Cover your cough properly: Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when coughing or sneezing, don’t use your hands.
  • Don't touch your face: Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Keep your distance: Avoid contact with others who are sick – health officials call this “social distancing” and recommend staying about three feet away from someone who is sick.
  • Rest at home: Stay home and do not travel if you’re sick.
  • Travel wisely: Be mindful of the risks of illness during travel, including any travel you have planned over spring break.
  • Get a flu vaccine: If you have not already, get a flu shot as soon as possible. This is helpful because the symptoms of the virus and influenza are very similar.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Topics include:

  • Academics
  • Health & Safety Protocols
  • COVID-19 Testing
  • Student Experience
  • Move-In Process
  • Deferrals/Leaves of Absence
  • Students Living Off Campus
  • Higher Education Subcommittee to Reopen Connecticut report for colleges and universities

Task Force

Task Force

Our coronavirus task force here at Quinnipiac is comprised of university leadership and medical professionals across a variety of fields and disciplines, as well as personnel from our Emergency Management Team. The task force meets daily and is focused on addressing the difficult challenges presented by the realities of this global health crisis.

  • Keith Woodward (Chair)
    Associate Vice President for Facilities Operations
  • Jen Brown
    Interim Executive Vice President and Provost
  • Christy Chase
    Director of Student Health Services
  • Monique Drucker
    Vice President and Dean of Students
  • Dr. David Hill
    Professor of Medical Sciences and Director, Global Public Health Program
  • Lisa O’Connor
    Dean, School of Nursing
  • Daryl Richard
    Vice President for Marketing and Communications
  • Edgar Rodriguez
    Associate Vice President and Chief of Public Safety
  • Donald C. Sawyer III, PhD
    Vice President of Equity and Inclusion/Chief Diversity Officer
  • Fred Tarca
    Vice President-Chief Information & Technology Officer
  • Mark Tortora
    Associate Director of Education Abroad Programs
  • Bethany Zemba
    Vice President and Chief of Staff

Additional Resources

Additional resources

For additional information and resources about the coronavirus, we recommend the following:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC has a page dedicated to updates, educational information and tips, as well as travel warnings and guidelines.

World Health Organization (WHO)
The WHO has published a helpful Q&A addressing many of the common questions about the virus.

Connecticut State Department of Public Health
Find the latest information, guidance and resources on COVID-19 in Connecticut.